Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Trick or Treat Blog Train


I was tickled to be asked to join this year's Halloween Blog Train for tagger kits. I have two offering: Halloween Fun, which is a collection of fun traditional elements and Of the Blood, a Gothic Horror kit complete with sexy vampire. Below my kits are the other participants. Please click on a link to get more freebies. Just remember, some designers are on different time zones and their freebie may be posted later on in the day.

25 Motif Challenge #3

White Trefoil Edging (in Delft blue) by Darlene Polachic in 'Big Book of Tatting'

Size 20 cotton
3" long (for ATC use)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

25 Motif Challenge #2

This is my second motif for the challenge. It is Fancy Flower by Rozella F. Linden in 'Easy Tatting'.

Size 5 pearl cotton
1 3/4" diameter

25 Motif Challenge

I decided to take the 25 Motif Challenge, and here is my first submission. I finished it tonight. It is Alexandra by Lyn Morton from her book Tatting Patterns. It is in size 5 pearl cotton and is 5" in diameter.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Some time ago, I posted a sketch here http://infinitevisons.blogspot.com/search/label/art%20doll of a fabric art doll I was working on. I finished the beadwork and wanted to show the finished product. I'm sorry for the blurry scan, but I do not have a digital camera and had to use my flatbed scanner.

Harvest Goddess
Hand Sewn, Beaded Embroidery
2 1/4" w 4 3/4" long

Thursday, September 18, 2008

DSO color Challenge

This is my submission to Digital Scrap Obsession's September color challenge.

You can download it here.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Doily In-Progress

This is the center medallion of my current project. It is a doily called Loop-di-Loop Tatted Doily by Hartmut Hass. It is in the Old-Time Crochet magazine, Summer 2002. I downloaded a copy from FreePatterns.Com I accidentally made more rings than the pattern has, but I like the addition as the center seems to lie flatter. We'll see how it works out. It is done in HallowScream by LadyShuttleMaker. This project may take a while as I am working rather slowly due to seasonal changes. :(

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tatting Update

I've been very busy tatting small motifs to keep my hands flexible. I have discovered tatting is a great exercise for my arthritic hands. I try to do a little every day.

I just received my HallowScream thread from LadyShuttleMaker and will be very busy working it into a large doily to put my Halloween goodies on. For that reason, I thought I'd share some small things I've made recently.....

Simple Ten Ring Cross by Lenore English

Size 10 thread: 3" wide and 4" long

I was not very satisfied with this pattern. I had a lot of trouble attaching the chains to the ring picots and found the final result very blocky.


Dancing Snowflake by Darlene Polachic
Big Book of Tatting
Size 10 thread: 2 3/4" in diameter

This one was kinda fun and definitely simple. I'd like to try it in a size 20 and beads. :)


Jingle Bell Ornaments by Darlene Polachic
Big Book of Tatting
Size 20 hdt (by LadyShuttleMaker): 2 1/8" diameter

VERY SIMPLE but great for a fast work-up for my annual Blue Star Mother's Ornament Project. I need to make a BUNCH more.

This is the same ornament in a white size 10: 2 3/4" diameter. I randomly chose colors to show them off.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tatting - Doily

This is St. Pats Day Doily by Heather at http://freewebs.com/tatting0003/StpatsDoily.htm . It is 4" in diameter and done in Size 20 Rubi 5 hand dyed pearl cotton (Avocado) from LadyShuttleMaker.Etsy.Com. Its a great mini doily for small places and items. This one is going under my Irish Rottweiler figurine.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Halloween Freebie

Here it is! My first BIG kit.....It is packed with papers, cute elements, spooky elements, frames, and words. It is ready for all your scrapbooking, cardmaking,
and ATCs. It is so big, to make it easier for dial-ups, it is split into two files.

Download the Papers here

Download the Elements here

Friday, September 5, 2008

Goodies to share!

I just had to share some neat goodies I spoiled myself this month. The little brown things on the left of the picture are hand-made picot guides. (For you non-tatters - picots are tiny loops in tatting) I got them from Georgia Seitz http://www.georgiaseitz.com/ .

On the right is size 20 hand dyed thread by LadyShuttleMaker http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5071147 Compared to the standard crochet thread I have been using, these threads are almost decadent. :)

I have to spoil myself more often.....

ALSO, I won a thread give away over at CrazyKwilter's blog http://crazykwilter2.blogspot.com/ All-in-all, a good day!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

September Fairy

You can download here.

EDM Challenges #44 & 44

Draw something china or ceramic. This is a pencil holder I made many a year ago. Amazingly it has survived both Doug and I and two moves.

Draw an animal. This is one of my 'babies', Curly Sue. She is what is know as a Rex, so she has curly fur instead of the usual sleek and smooth.